Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have engineered a novel glass surface that repels water drops, mitigates reflection and glare, and also is fog-resistant. In other words, it can go unnoticed before knocking your nose off of your pretty face.
By using nanosclae cones researchers have not only reduced the chances of reflection, also, the material makes the glass screen bounce the water droplets off, always giving a clean view. The glass-texture consists of “an array of nanoscale cones that are five times as tall as their base width of 200 nanometers — is based on a new fabrication approach the MIT team developed using coating and etching techniques adapted from the semiconductor industry.”
Their finding are not yet tested but are published in the ACS Nano journal. Researchers believe that such nanotexture surface can be used for “optical devices, the screens of smartphones and televisions, solar panels, car windshields and even windows in buildings.”